"Find out who you are and do it on purpose." Dolly Parton
"Stories are our primary tools of learning and teaching, the repositories of our lore and legends. They bring order into our confusing world. Think about how many times a day you use stories to pass along data, insights, memories or common-sense advice.”
“All sorrows can be borne if you can put them into a story.” Karen Blixen
“I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity”
At all times loss surrounds us. We don’t always notice it though. People move to new homes, welcome babies to the world, get awarded promotions, graduate from school: no matter how welcome the change there is still the spectre
"The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions."
"If you're going to have a story, have a big story, or none at all."
"You have to acknowledge your truth and not let society dictate how you think,”
“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” A. A. Milne
"As the wind can lift the snow off a branch, the cries altogether can somehow lift the sadness off a broken heart." Mark Nepo
"There is no stronger connection between people than storytelling." Jimmy Neil Smith